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2021 Ford Explorer Gains New Infinite Blue Metallic Tinted Clearcoat Color: First Look

The 2021 Ford Explorer adds three new colors to its roster: Carbonized Gray, Stone Gray, and Infinite Blue Metallic Tinted Clearcoat. Here’s our first look at the Infinite Blue option.

2021 Ford Explorer

Assigned order code AB, Infinite Blue Metallic Tinted Clearcoat is one of nine colors available on the 2021 Ford Explorer.

The Infinite Blue Metallic Tinted Clearcoat is a $395 option on all trims except for Base, where it is not available. Otherwise, the color can be paired with every cabin colorway.

Ford Explorer Trim Levels:

  • Base
  • XLT
  • Limited
  • ST
  • Platinum

Ford Explorer Interior Color Combinations:

  • Sandstone
  • Ebony
  • Light Slate
  • Light Sandstone

2021 Ford Explorer Launch Timeframe

As of this writing, the 2021 Explorer is available at the retail level, as the Ford Chicago Assembly plant has been producing the three-row since late 2020, although output at the facility has been significantly hampered by the ongoing microchip shortage. As Ford Authority previously reported, The Blue Oval opted to reduce availability of paddle shifters and roof rails for 2021 model year Explorers. That said, the three-row crossover is set to gain some notable additions later this year, in the form of the Outfitters cargo management accessory bundles, rear-wheel drive Enthusiast ST model, and the all-new Explorer King Ranch. An off-road oriented Explorer Timberline is on the horizon as well, although it is currently unclear as to when Ford will reveal the model.

The 2021 Explorer rides on the Ford CD6 platform shared with the 2021 Lincoln Aviator. Ford completely redesigned the Ford Explorer for the 2020 model year, representing the sixth-generation of the nameplate.

We’ll have more on the 2021 Explorer soon, so subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford Explorer news and around-the-clock Ford news coverage.

Ed owns a 1986 Ford Taurus LX, and he routinely daydreams about buying another one, a fantasy that may someday become a reality.

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  1. Fred Flock

    I realize it’s the “Blue” oval but does Ford need to add another blue to the eleven blues already on the 2021 color chart? And why so many dark (almost black) colors? Ford wants us to think they are going green but not one green on the color chart. Last year’s Dark Persian Green was more blue than green. Of all the Fords I’ve owned my Lime Gold ’67 Mustang fastback was one of the best.

  2. Brandon

    I’m confused. The 2021 explorer has been out for quite some time now. Shouldn’t we be hearing 2022 details coming out? Any upcoming changes? Namely the inclusion of sync 4 or not.


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